Word of the day Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A word I started hearing quite a bit a few weeks ago and even more the last few days: 

What IS collusion?? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines collusion as a secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose acting in collusion with the enemy. 

For example, you hear people gossiping or talking about things other than what their job is to do. This is collusion! Why? Because we get paid to do our job, not to gossip or talk about other topics. How much time each day do you spend doing things other than your job? Don’t be embarrassed if your answer is your entire shift 😬, it’s more common than you think! Does it make it right? Not necessarily. Please proceed as you desire. 

Now my family and I are listening to a news program and they have said the word “collusion” every other minute for the last half hour. 😳 The collusion this news program is talking about is evidence or no evidence of collusion regarding the votes cast for Donald Trump in the presidential election. I’m not trying to get into a discussion about this new administration, rather about the use of the word collusion. 

Collusion is common. It’s all around us whether we like it or not. Another news example is this past week, a cell phone provider had several stores where their employees walked out from their job. They were colluding with their company. There was a secret agreement for these employees to walk out on their jobs on the same day and at the same time for the purpose of disrupting their companies business process. 

Can you think of any collusion happening in your world?

Skincare Saturday, May 20, 2017

What’s the best way to care for your skin when working out and exercising? There’s so many ways to keep your skin healthy!


  • Be sure the equipment you use is sanitized properly. For those of you gym rats, you don’t know what was left behind after the last person. Take a few moments to wipe down the equipment before you use it. 
  • Remove makeup before your workout. Any makeup may clog your pores as you perspire resulting in breakouts. 
  • Pull back long hair. If your hair is lengthy, pull it back. Any products you use in your hair could drop down into your face, causing breakouts. 
  • Use my R+F Eye Cloths to remove even stubborn makeup

During workout

  • Perspiration is a great detoxifier
  • Try not to touch your face
  • Hydrate! Drink lots of water to stay hydrated 


  • Shower soon after you complete your workout; waiting until you get home later could result in clogged pores (not just on your face!)
  • Avoid over scrubbing; this could result in drying out your skin and result in eczema or other skin irritations
  • Moisturizer your skin with R+F Body Moisturizer and one of the facial moisturizers that fits your skin concerns

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It’s about Time Tuesday, May 16, 2017

“It helps to actually open the book you carry around everywhere.” That’s what I tell myself every day. What’s the sense of taking this book around with you everywhere u go unless you actually open it and read it! Otherwise it’s just decoration!

I’ve been hanging onto this book, Listen Live Repeat by Karen Ehman. I’ve read another book by this author and it was amazing, so I thought I’d try this one out. And this book was a book study with Proverbs 31 Ministries recently. As always, I fell behind on Day 1. 

Anyway, the chapter I’ve been carrying this book around for over a month. I just read chapter 2 yesterday. It was about time. We should sacrifice our own time now and then to help someone save their time. It could be to help them get their laundry done, now their lawn, go grocery shopping, whatever it might be.

When we give up our own time to help someone with their time, it builds relationships. It helps us to grow closer to one another because of that little thing you did for someone else. Be on the look out to help someone in their time of struggle. How can you be there for them in their time of need? It doesn’t even need to be someone you know!

Time is precious. When you take time out of your own life to help someone else, it means so much. So give of your time with a cheerful heart, not out of obligation. In this day and age, we are hard pressed for time, constantly in a rush. 

A Stanford University study suggests taking 10-minutes today doing something for yourself you hadn’t already planned. And take 30-minutes to donsomething for someone else. https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/research-there-are-big-benefits-giving-your-time

What are you doing with your time today?

Word of the day Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Who do you listen to the most? Yourself!! All that self-talk can be sabatoging or uplifting; it’s important that you choose wisely!

Word of the day today:

The words we tell ourselves is vital to our emotions and how we treat others. Believe it or not, it’s even important in getting great sleep and having awesome mornings! 

What in the world am I talking about? Well, I started realizing a couple months ago, my father never says, “I’m tired.” Yet I hear everyone else around me say it a LOT!! My father is one of those Energizer bunny people who is constantly moving and doing stuff, thinking and being creative. He still works full-time as a mechanic at nearly 78 years old!! 

As I thought about those little words, I realized That when you say it out loud, it makes your whole mind and body feel that way. Is dragging yourself through the day fun for you? If not, let’s change that self-talk! How about we tell ourselves, “I’m energized!” instead? Where your mind goes, your body will follow!

While reading Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod, he speaks about how thenlast thing you tell yourself before you go to bed is the first thought when you wake up. For example, when you tell yourself, “I’m going to be so tired in the morning.” You’ll wake up thinking, “I’m so tired.”

How about telling yourself, “I’m going to get five hours of sleep and wake up energized to do my exercise and spend 20-minutes doing self-development studying.” Would you know, that’s the first thing you’ll think about when you wake up?! It’s so amazing, you won’t regret it!!

Read Miracle Morning! I highly encourage it!!

I mentioned Miracle Morning yesterday, too!! My goals yesterday were:

  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ without my water bottle at work with me – drank 32oz when I got home!! βœ…
  • Business 5/5/5 (I’m currently at 0/2/0) – 2/2/0 😟
  • Read one chapter of Miracle Morning – Yesss!! βœ…
  • Write down that target market – started!! 
  • Research target market interesting articles online – that was a goal? 😬

Okay then, let’s do this right today. Write down the goals!! πŸ™ˆ 

Is my handwriting legible? If not here it is typed:

βšͺ️ drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ 

βšͺ️ business 5/5/5

βšͺ️ read 1 chapter Miracle Morning

βšͺ️ read 30-min before bed

βšͺ️ find 1 article that may benefit my target market and share it!

βšͺ️ start a closed FB group for my PC only

Transformation Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Is there something in your life that you wished would be different? Transformed? Something that could help you get back to the path of reaching your dreams? Or maybe there’s a goal that you’re shooting for but just aren’t getting there yet?

It’s time to be transformed, my friend! Believe it or not, I read one chapter of Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod last night and it totally changed my view on sleep. 

Wait a minute, I thought we were talking about transforming our lives?! Give me a moment, I’m getting there!!

Okay, so in this amazing book, Elrod explains that it’s very important to self-talk. We should tell ourselves affirmations before we go to bed and we will wake up alive and excited! If you do the opposite, like tell yourself you’re just not going to get enough sleep, you’ll wake up in the same groggy, didn’t get enough sleep mood. And who wants that?!

Now, he’s onto something. I normally have an alarm set for 4:03am. Yes, I’m crazy. No I don’t actually wake up at this time in a normal basis. At least not to do anything productive. Last night, at about 10:30pm I told myself I was going to wake up after five hours with energy and alertness, that I’ll do my bible study and have a productive day. 

Guess what time I woke up without an alarm? 3:30am!! Who wakes up at 3:30am ready to face the world?? This girl did! And was I in shock! Then I configured 10:30pm + 5 hours…What was I thinking?? I could have told myself 6 hours and slept in another hour. 

Did you know I tried to go back to sleep like I usually do until 4:30am? Do you think I could fall back asleep? Nope, not this time!! I’m telling you, stop self-sabatoging your sleep and tell yourself what kind of morning you want to have and how long your sleep will be before getting that shut-eye! Trust me, you’ll love it!!

And when you do wake up, use that time to be productive! I recommend reading Miracle Morning! 

Okay, now reading a chapter was one of my goals yesterday, along with a few others. Here’s my progress for yesterday:

  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ – 26oz
  • Business 5/5/5 (I’m already at 0/3/0) – 2/3/0
  • Post a nurses week promotion – posted Happy nurses week, no promo 
  • Read 1 chapter of Miracle Morning – yes!! βœ…
  • Begin writing down the target market – it was in my head, didn’t write it out

Now, today’s goals are very similar:

  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ without my water bottle at work with me
  • Business 5/5/5 (I’m currently at 0/2/0)
  • Read one chapter of Miracle Morning
  • Write down that target market
  • Research target market interesting articles online

Are you Mediocre this Monday, May 8, 2017?

I’ve been reading this book by Hal Eldon called Miravle Morning. He states that 95% of people live a mediocre life. What does that mean? Mediocre people are those who go to work, do the stuff that needs to be done, go home to veg in front of the television, go to bed only to start all over again. Nothing changes. It’s always the “Oh, I’ll get to that tomorrow” or “That can wait until next week” kind of attitude and nothing really gets done. 

In other words, mediocre people are not shooting to better themselves or the state of their life. It’s all fine and dandy to be content or even complacent. Are you one of those people?? 

I started my own business a year ago. It was my way of not being mediocre. Then I did very little to actually grow my business, hoping it would just build on its own. I’m realizing that if someone were to open a storefront, they don’t just let it sit there in hopes of customers coming in. They actually need to get out there and draw people in! 

So here’s to a new week! By the way? It’s nurses week, so Happy Nurses Week to all nurses out there!! I appreciate you!! 

Here’s some non-mediocre goals for the week:

  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦ daily (because I’ve accomplished that only once last week 😐
  • Business 5/5/5 daily before noon!
  • Promote for nurses week
  • Promote for Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Read 1 chapter of Miracle Morning daily
  • Write out my target market and research FB & Linkedin groups to follow and participate in by this Friday
  • Complete daily FB live videos directed to that target market starting by this Thursday 

Eek! Those are big goals for the week. Let’s get on it!! It’s almost 10am and I’m still short on the 5/5/5 for the day 😬 Hop to it!! Let’s not be the 95% mediocre anymore!! 

Okay now that the weekly goals are set, let’s narrow it down to today’s goals!

  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ 
  • Business 5/5/5 (I’m already at 0/3/0)
  • Post a nurses week promotion
  • Read 1 chapter of Miracle Morning
  • Begin writing down the target market

I think that’s doable for the day πŸ‘πŸΌβ˜ΊοΈ 

Reflecting on the week Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sometimes we should just take a moment to reflect on the day, week, month, etc. today, I’m reflecting back on this past week and I’m realizing how irritated I get at particular events or things. 

The dirty dishes in the sink is always going to be there because obviously no one else will wash it. So instead of getting angry that it’s not being washed, just wash it!!

My husband complained at how dirty my car is. Usually I wash it when he’s out and about on Saturday mornings. Today, he’s not feeling so well, so it’s obviously not getting washed. So if it annoys him that it’s not washed, he should wash it!!

On my way home from work yesterday, there was crazy traffic in an area that doesn’t normally have any traffic. It made me think, if you don’t like sitting in traffic, get off the road and stop driving. Seriously! Road rage is a real thing and sometimes avoidance is a good thing!!

The last few nights, I’ve woken up with cramps in my feet. Usually it means I drank too much caffeine and not enough water. I haven’t had caffeine so it must be not enough water! It’s a goal every. Single. Day. to drink more water. And I rarely ever do. What should I do? Drink. More. Water. It’s that simple!!

Change management. It’s a good thing!! Stop letting the realities of each day controlbur day! Change one thing every day to make your better tomorrows! 

And as I often do, reflecting on yesterday’s goals:

  • S.O.A.P. journal for Ephesians 1 – did not open my Bible
  • Business 5/5/5 – 1/3/0
  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ – 26oz
  • Entertain our friends for dinner (which includes making an entree, rice, and providing something else would be nice) – canceled due to a couple people being sick
  • Read 30-min (should not be difficult since our network is down at work 😳 –  done! 1 chapter Knight Kyle, 1 chapter Booked

And on to today’s goals, some I’ve started already (is that cheating?):

  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ 
  • S.O.A.P. journal in Ephesians 1
  • Hand wash some tops
  • Clean the bathtubs πŸ›€ 
  • Flag football final game and pot luck
  • Read 30-min

Frenzy Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! According to my desk calendar, today is the Battle of Puebla Day. I heard something on the radio about that but I wasn’t paying quite enough attention to hear what it’s all about. Care to share? My network is down here at work and I can’t seem to get into anything πŸ™„

Anyway, yesterday’s goals were a little over the top, haha:

  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦ (that’s my water bottle size) – I drank about 26oz
  • Spend $0 – spent $0!! βœ”οΈ
  • Lunchtime devotions – ate lunch, but zero devotions πŸ™„
  • Read 30-min – done! I actually read about an hour βœ”οΈ
  • Complete a S.O.A.P. journal in my war binder from Ephesians 1 – eeek! Didn’t do this yet πŸ™ˆ
  • Write a book review for Eyes Wide Open – I started a review and had writers block & didn’t get very far
  • Copy my review for Mediterranean Love Plan into Goodreads and Amazon – done! It’s all finally posted βœ”οΈ

Now it’s a new day. Friday!! Yayday!! We have some friends from church coming for dinner. It’ll be a good time to get to know them a little better. I think we should do these more often. It’ll help keep the house cleaned, too! πŸ˜‚

Goals to accomplish today:

  • S.O.A.P. journal for Ephesians 1
  • Business 5/5/5
  • Drink 32oz water πŸ’¦ 
  • Entertain our friends for dinner (which includes making an entree, rice, and providing something else would be nice)
  • Read 30-min (should not be difficult since our network is down at work 😳

When breaking down the weekly goals into daily smaller goals, it makes life a little easier. I think actually writing it all down helps. 

I’m a check-off-the-list person, so seeing those check marks equals happiness πŸ˜€ in my eyes!! Who doesn’t love accomplishing things, right??

Celebrate the check marks!! πŸŽ‰ Do something fun when each item is checked and when it’s all checked off!! πŸ’ƒπŸ»

What are your Friday goals??

May the Fourth be with you; Thursday, May 4, 2017 goalsΒ 

Every year I get to May 5 and totally forget about May the 4th. πŸ™„ so glad I caught it this morning! I don’t know why it’s so significant though! 

It’s cute, I’ll admit that. 

Okay so now that we’ve covered “heart” yesterday and I shared about setting goals on Facebook (feel free to follow me on FB), let’s set some goals for today:

  • Drink 32oz of water πŸ’¦ (that’s my water bottle size)
  • Spend $0
  • Lunchtime devotions
  • Read 30-min
  • Complete a S.O.A.P. journal in my war binder from Ephesians 1
  • Write a book review for Eyes Wide Open
  • Copy my review for Mediterranean Love Plan into Goodreads and Amazon

Those are big goals for the day. But not impossible!